Meet the Mets
Omar Quintanilla is back, guys! The Mets and the shortstop agreed to a minor league deal for the second year in a row. Before getting dealt to the Orioles, Quintanilla hit .257/.350/.371 in 80 plate appearances for the team as an injury replacement in 2012.
Ken Davidoff reports that the Mets are more likely to acquire a name starting pitcher than an outfielder at this point, pointing to options like Carl Pavano, Shaun Marcum, Chris Capuano or Aaron Harang.
Around the Majors
Mariano Rivera is ready to begin throwing and he says he's about 95 percent right now.
Here's a picture of the construction on the outfield walls at Petco Park.
Yesterday At AA
Eric passes along ESPN's Mark Simon's playoff possibilities article from a few days ago.
Speaking of trying to predict the future, James looked at the WAR projections of the players currently on the Mets' 40-man roster.
Omar Quintanilla is back – here's Chris' piece on that signing.
January 5th, 2004 was a sad day as former Mets reliever Tug McGraw passed away.